Living the criteria of the DSM

  • Select a celebrity or famous individual who has been diagnosed with a disorder listed in the DSM-5.
  • Describe the diagnosis, discussing each criterion the client fits and does not fit for that diagnosis from the DSM-5 (which you should cite).
  • Analyze the quality of their life living with this disorder. Provides specific examples to illustrate the analysis.
    • In what way has the disorder impeded or limited their success?
    • In what way did it enhance their success?
  • Find a journal article that discusses this disorder and analyze how the article’s discussion of the diagnosis compares to the behaviors the individual displays?
  • Analyze treatments for the diagnosis of the chosen individual and support why they would be recommended (one or both of these treatments should come from a current, peer-reviewed journal article).
  • Discern how, as a professional in the field of psychology, you would use the information from the article to inform your professional behavior.
  • Analyzes the relationship between scholarly research and a person’s experience.
  • Additional Requirements
  • Title page: Include your name, course, date, and faculty.
  • Reference: DSM-5 and two or more peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA style and formatting.
  • Length of paper: 5–6 typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

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